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Newsline 9 Athlete of the Week: Kyle Willfahrt


by Sean Giggy

AUBURNDALE (WAOW) - When Kyle Willfahrt touched the ball for the first time Friday night against Marathon, the Auburndale running back knew something special was about to happen. Four quarters, and three touchdowns later, the senior had ripped off 245 yards on the ground to help the Apaches to a 38-18 win.

"I felt, as soon as I carried the ball at first, I knew I had something that was pretty special that night," said Willfahrt.  "There was just a lot of energy.  I felt like no one could stop me." 

"He just had this aura of him Friday night that he was gonna be the man," said Auburndale coach Dean McFarlane.  "He was gonna take control.  He really stepped up.  For having 37 carries, you never would have guessed at the end of the game." 

Willfahrt said he didn't expect to run for nearly 250 yards, but if his line plays the way it did Friday night, he doesn't think the 300-yard mark is too far out of reach.

"I think I can top it at some point in this season.  I don't want to say I'm totally confident but I'm pretty sure I can.  If my line blocks like they did Friday night, no problem."

Reporting from Auburndale, Sean Giggy, Newsline 9 Sports.


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